Paras Griffin

One of Chicago's most electrifying new voices takes his musical message of empowerment to the next level with his latest release.

Feb, 06, 2017

Sir The Baptist is one of the most unique trailblazers on the music scene today and his latest music is aiming to give you the motivation you need to keep it pushing at all costs.

Known for his eclectic Hip Hop-meets-Gospel-music sound, the 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer is keeping with his common theme of truth, empowerment and celebration of Black culture with his latest song titled "Movin." 

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The inspiring tune serves as the backdrop for the Lyft-produced short film June, which creatively tells the story of a first-time Lyft user from South Chicago whose experience leads her to become an advocate for the service. As a former Lyft driver himself who launched his own music career after a chance conversation with a passenger, Sir The Baptist lending his musical skills to the animated project is truly a full circle moment.

Listen to "Movin" in full below.

Be sure to grab your tickets check out Sir The Baptist as he ignites the 2017 ESSENCE Festival stage along with some of music's biggest names in New Orleans this July.

ESSENCE Festival 2017 weekend ticket packages are on sale now. For more information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest news, visit our Essence Festival website here.